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Moon

Toyota Lunar Rover

Toyota Lunar Rover

Toyota and The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have teamed up to study mobility in space, with a fuel cell electric vehicle which could be used for human exploration on the moon. Despite energy transport limitations, its could cover 10,000 km in its lifetime.

NASA’s Clair de Lune

NASA’s Clair de Lune

NASA Goddard released this beautiful and moving video of data captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, rendered as a digital 3D model, and accompanied perfectly by Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune, which translates to “moonlight” in English.

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How to Make a Moon

How to Make a Moon

Want a cool replica of the moon for your desk? Check out this clip from How to, who shows us how you can use a plastic sphere, candle wax, sandpaper, and paint to cast and sculpt a nifty, textured lunar model. We suppose if you stuck a wick in it, you could make a moon candle.

How to Build a Moon Base

How to Build a Moon Base

The thought of setting up shop and living on the surface of the moon seems like a far away sci-fi dream, but we actually have the technology and smarts to do it in the next decade – assuming we had the funding. Kurzgesagt explains, in part one of their series about space colonization.

The Man Who Owns The Moon

The Man Who Owns The Moon

Back in the 1980s, car salesman Dennis Hope started selling plots of land on Earth’s moon, and has since expanded to other lunar and planetary bodies. We’re pretty sure he and his buyers own absolutely jack squat, but it’s a nice dream anyhow. Zach Christy’s video explains.

Moon Sets Behind a Volcano

Moon Sets Behind a Volcano

Daniel López captured this stunning real-time video of the Moon gradually disappearing as the Earth rotates, with Tenerife’s Mount Teide volcano looming ominously in the foreground. By shooting with a telescopic lens, the Moon appears to be simply enormous.

Sun Moon London

Sun Moon London

Photographers are always looking for the perfect light, and we think that Luke Miller found it when he shot his short film of the sun and the harvest moon on 10/5/2017 and the supermoon on 1/1/2018 around London, England. That orange light is spectacular.

Deal: LUNAR AR Moon Models

Deal: LUNAR AR Moon Models
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These beautifully realistic polystone lunar models work with an augmented reality mobile app to teach you about our Moon. Learn lunar trivia and stories and view high-res topography. Save 12% off the regular price in The Awesomer Shop. Also available in mini and large sizes.

A Tour of the Moon

A Tour of the Moon

Using data and imagery captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA compiled this wondrous look at our Moon, showing off details of its surface, its North and South poles, its massive craters, what might lie beneath its crust, and locations astronauts have visited.

A New View of the Moon

A New View of the Moon

On a clear night in Los Angeles, the makers of the accurate solar system scale model decided to take their powerful telescope around the city to share an up-close view of the moon with strangers. A heartwarming and inspiring act.

The 809 Objects Left on the Moon

The 809 Objects Left on the Moon

As of 2012, by NASA’s count there are 809 manmade objects on the Moon. You can find the full list here. Spacecraft make up the bulk of our moon litter, but Half as Interesting points out that we left a wide variety of “artifacts”, including poop.

Moon Coasters

Moon Coasters
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These substantial coasters are one small step for a drink, one giant step for drink-kind. Each concrete coaster is hand textured and pigmented, creating a unique lunar surface for your cocktail to land on. Sold as a set of four.

What If We Destroyed the Moon?

What If We Destroyed the Moon?

No, we don’t actually have the capability (yet). But here are the major things that would happen if we somehow destroyed or lost the Moon, courtesy of RealLifeLore. Good news, we’d see more stars at night. Bad news, the polar ice caps would eventually melt.

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Why Can’t We Live on the Moon?

Why Can’t We Live on the Moon?

While there have long been promises by space agencies that they would build a manned base on the moon, it has never come to pass. Life Noggin explains why the Earth-orbiting satellite that we first landed on in the 1960s has proven so difficult to colonize and sustain life.

Apollo 11 Table

Apollo 11 Table
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Harow’s Apollo 11 table features an accurate scale model of part of the Moon’s surface. The craters were carved into fiberglass and then covered with resin. The table’s brass and aluminum alloy feet are based on the Lunar Module’s landing pads. Limited to 8 units.

Shadow of the Eclipse

Shadow of the Eclipse

Lots of us stayed outside to watch the big solar eclipse this week, but this isn’t the view any of us saw. Instead of looking up at the skies, the University of Wisconsin Madison time-lapsed weather satellite imagery to track the shadow of the moon as it crossed the US.

MOON Lunar Globe

MOON Lunar Globe
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A scientifically accurate 1:20M scale model of the Moon with a light ring that simulates sunlight. You can make the light ring revolve manually or choose from one of two automatic modes: a 30s cycle or a real-time cycle that starts with the current lunar phase.

Luna Lantern

Luna Lantern
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Acorn Studio’s Luna is a Moon-themed lantern made of Latex-coated fiberglass. It comes in seven sizes from 3.2″ to 23.6″ in diameter. The smallest one is battery-powered and uses an LED while the rest plug into an outlet and have dimmable halogen lamps.

Lunar Odyssey

Lunar Odyssey

For those of you who missed the recent lunar eclipse that took place on 4/15, that’s okay. Photographer Andrew Walker captured the event in much greater detail than you would have seen in this haunting time-lapse of the event.

Beans

Beans

An amusing fake commercial by Alvise Avati and Eamonn Butler for “Haynes Baked Beans” in which a team of astronauts meet an evil monster on the surface of the moon. Eventually, beans do play a role in the plot.

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Moonwalk

Moonwalk

Director Mikey Schaefer captured pure beauty on film, as we see free climber Dean Potter walking a highline tied to Cathedral Peak in Yosemite National Park while the moon rises behind him.

GTA IV Shuttle and Moon Mod

GTA IV Shuttle and Moon Mod

Another epic Grand Theft Auto IV hack – a powerful spaceship capable of flying from Liberty City to the Moon in just about a minute. Wonder if you could fly Iron Man into orbit with this mod.

Lunar Rover on the Moon HD

Lunar Rover on the Moon HD

According to YouTuber Britoca, this high definition footage is of the Apollo 16 lunar rover being driven on the moon. The original 16mm footage was stabilized using the Deshaker filter for VirtualDub.

The Moon Illusion

The Moon Illusion

Don’t you love it when the moon is huge? Well, did you know that when the moon looks bigger, that’s it’s all an optical illusion? It’s no closer to the Earth regardless of how different it may look.

Häagen-Dazs Ice Moon

Häagen-Dazs Ice Moon

Perhaps the most beautifully designed ice cream cake treat ever, they were created by Doshi Levien using layers of biscuit, meringue, caramel and other sweet things for the 2012 holiday season.

Lunar Rug

Lunar Rug
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Take one small step for mankind on this clever handmade wool rug from Atypyk. Measures 82 inches across, which makes it about a 1-to-1,668,331 scale replica of the moon.

Year of the Moon

Year of the Moon

While we wish this were a time-lapse of the actual moon, we’re still mesmerized by this silent animation of the moon going through a full year of phases. Best served with a side of Philip Glass.

Artificial Moon

Artificial Moon

Wang Yuyang’s Artificial Moon was constructed from hundreds of compact fluorescent lightbulbs; it was originally exhibited in Shanghai, where the moon is frequently obscured due to light pollution.

Lunar Eclipse Time-Lapse

Lunar Eclipse Time-Lapse

If you happened to be asleep in the wee hours on 12/21, you missed a rare Winter Solstice lunar eclipse. William Castleman shot this incredible footage as our moon turned red for a brief time.

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